Around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, La Porte High School Crime Stoppers received a
tip that an LPHS student was in possession of drugs. The administration and campus
police officer immediately investigated, and during the search of the student’s
belongings, found an unloaded handgun in his backpack. No ammunition was in the
student’s possession. The 17‐year‐old male was taken into custody by the La Porte
Because we believe in close communication between home and school, a callout
explaining the situation was made to the homes of all LPHS students, and the statement
was posted on the district and school websites. We are appreciative of the efforts of
the individual who contacted Crime Stoppers as well as the La Porte Police Department
for its quick response.
Any other questions should be directed to the La Porte Police Department.